Being compassionate doesn’t mean that you’re always kind, caring and sensitive towards others. It means that despite what has happened to you during the day you choose not to contribute to the suffering of others and sometimes that is enough.
Travel, adventure, a close circle of friends you consider family are very important for your mental health. Even if it’s just a walk at the park, watching the movies or a night drive with your closest friend, binge watching netflix with your favorite cousin or even accompanying your mother to the grocery store and talk about life, sadness, and bittersweet memories. These little things matter very much to remind you fiercely that you are not alone and that you are loved.
Just a word of advice on days you get depressed: Be gentle with yourself. Read your favorite novel or watch your favorite movie. Plan a trip to the beach. Call a friend and be vulnerable and set up a meet. Listen to your favorite song and maybe cry for a bit. Write all of your depressive feelings on a journal or a piece of paper. Someday you’ll look back at all of this and feel victorious that you kept yourself going. That you kept yourself occupied with things while not abstaining from your true feelings. That you kept believing that things will get better and they did.
Find the people who experience the same kind of sadness. I promise they exist and they will understand.